Weird Al Yankovick and Andy Samberg are doing an episode of Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke, and the trailer looks like a lot of fun. Andy Samberg is being joined by his The Lonely Island partners, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. I’m guessing just about everyone knows who Weird Al is, and many will be familiar with Andy Samberg, but it was The Lonely Island trio who produced Lazy Sunday, Natalie’s Rap, I’m on a Boat, and many more popular SNL Digital Shorts. This Carpool Karaoke episode looks suitably zany, with a mix of straight songs and parody bits. I’m looking forward to it!
You can search for songs in Apple Music based on their lyrics in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
Apple has a new trailer out for Carpool Karaoke promoting an upcoming episode with Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne Foxx. The trailer feature’s Foreigner’s
ripoff of Deep Purple’s “My Woman from Tokyo” “Hot Blooded.” The theme of this episode is father-daughter clashes over what gets played on the car’s radio, which will surely resonate with lots of folks. Jamie Foxx is a great singer, too. Here’s the trailer.
Genius has partnered with Apple Music to introduce Genius lyrics into the app. Apple Music is also the official music player on its website.
BBC hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth is leaving his current gig to join Apple Music. Just like Zane Lowe, his show broadcast on BBC Radio 1, and now he’ll be on Beats 1.
Apple announced on Monday that it purchased the song identification service Shazam.
The content won’t appear until 2019, with the majority of the production happening in 2018. The list will be updated continuously, so be sure to bookmark this page.
Apple landed the rights to Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers, an animated movie that shows how a young girl’s life changes when she travels to Ireland with her father to kill the last pack of wolves.
Carpool Karaoke won its first Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series in the Creative Arts category.
The Ed Sheeran documentary, Songwriter, about the development of his Divide album is available now on Apple Music.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Brian Bumbery leaving his own music industry publicity agency to join the Apple Music team, plus they dive into the way personal technology is creating social changes.
The music world lost a pillar with the passing of Aretha Franklin. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer, as did Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. To commemorate her life Apple has several playlists on Apple Music celebrating her powerful contributions to soul, jazz, R&B, blues, and funk. Aretha’s influence crossed musical genres and that won’t likely change even though she’s gone. You can check out her Apple Music playlists in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad, or under the Browse tab in iTunes music section.
Starting Thursday, August 16 both new and existing customers on a Verizon Unlimited plan can take advantage of this offer.
You’ll find Friends Mix in the For You tab in the Music app. Some people are seeing it in the iOS 12 public beta.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at TechCrunch’s list of reasons why Apple is a greedy company and share their thoughts on whether or not they got it right.
Andrew Orr came up with an idea to improve the HomePod experience. It involves using NFC to enable multi-user support.
Apple Music has a new short out called Asahd vs.Khaled: The Negotiation. It’s to promote a new release from DJ Khaled (the parent in the short) called No Brainer, which is now streaming on Apple Music. The song is the newest single from DJ Khaled’s March album, Father of Asahd. Asahd would be the child in the short. DJ Khaled is a record producer, performer, and record label exec. He’s also a modern age internet phenomenon whose popularity was greatly enhanced through social media.
Spotify has 83 million paying subscribers around the world, which is a lot more than Apple Music’s 40 million, yet still isn’t showing a profit.
Apple Music has an Ed Sheeran documentary coming on August 28th. Mr. Sheeran is one of the biggest stars in music today, and this documentary focuses on the creation and recording of his newest album, ÷ (Apple Music link for ÷ Deluxe). I love behind-the-scenes documentaries for album creation, and this one looks to be good, including concert footage.
As deals on iTunes cards have become rarer, this is one of the best offers out there. [Update: Link to the deal added!]